Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that will immerse its players in skilled PVP combat, team-based strategy and savage class-oriented matches unlike any you've previously experienced; be it an armed human mercenary or a cunning dinosaur, Primal Carnage is sure to unleash the inner beast in anyone who seeks to survive amongst
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Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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“Primal Carnage is Jurassic Park as directed by Michael Bay.”
– 7.6/10 IGN

About This Game

Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that will immerse its players in skilled PVP combat, team-based strategy and savage class-oriented matches unlike any you've previously experienced; be it an armed human mercenary or a cunning dinosaur, Primal Carnage is sure to unleash the inner beast in anyone who seeks to survive amongst the fittest.

Dispatched to reclaim a remote island from a dinosaur outbreak, a team of battle-hardened mercenaries fight to take control of its abandoned facilities and secure classified objectives.

Mercenary Classes:
  • Commando
  • Scientist
  • Trapper
  • Pathfinder
  • Pyro
Dinosaurs possess a keen awareness of the environment and utilize natural abilities from a third-person perspective to continue their existence as unyielding predators.

Dinosaur Classes:
  • T-Rex
  • Raptor
  • Pteranodon
  • Dilophosaurus
  • Carnotaurus
It’s Man versus Dinosaur in the ultimate fight for dominance...who will emerge victorious and who will become extinct? The new age of Primal Carnage has begun.

Key Features

  • 9 Maps with large, open environments illustrating the vastness of an overrun remote island
  • 10+ playable classes, each with unique skills and abilities
  • Play from both first-person (humans) and third-person (dinosaurs) perspective
  • Achievements, unlockables, and planned DLC
  • "Get to the Chopper" mode - Humans must fight their way through the dino hoards in reach their only escape...the CHOPPPER!

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 4800+
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI 3850HD 512 MB or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1.5 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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3.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
dead game
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Timothy the retarded fox
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 21
Just No
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you're tearing me apart lisa
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
It might possbily be the worst game i've ever played. All of the reviews are fake, this game doesn't even download. It is a VIRUS STEAM. Why can this game be sold for $8, it is nothing but fake. Do not buy, buyer beware, you will be scammed. If you can even download the game you will get vac banned for cheating instantly and lose all of your games. This is a SCAM. DO NOT BUY.
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4.5 hrs
Posted: September 21
I got this game because a friend bugged me to get it so finally I did to make him keep quiet. Well when I played it for the first time with him I thought it was ok but after a while it became repetitive and boring. If you want a cheap dinosaur game get this but if you are like me and want a good game with alot to do DON'T GET IT but at the end of the day you play for what you get. I don't recommend it if you are like me.
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0.9 hrs
Posted: September 19
Get this game because we need more players.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: September 18
4 on 4 ... much fun for limited time player.
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8.8 hrs
Posted: September 17
Awesome Game! My favorite characters are the novaraptor, carnotaurus, and comando. I love it that there rules for the trex, since its op. One suggestion: please make a mobile app please it would be so cool. That's all I have for now, see you guys soon!
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2.0 hrs
Posted: September 17
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8.2 hrs
Posted: September 17
when i dowled this it does not work
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
501.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Yes, this game is dead. None the less, I wanted to give this game a review, since it's one of my most beloved games ever.

I've bought this game back in the day when it was still supported and not that long released on Steam yet. It was kinda an early early acces game, so before Steam's EA-phase. It was released, but still very early in development, it still would get more dinos, maps, more modes etcetera. But man I loved it. I love dinosaurs, I love shooting the place up, what could go wrong? Well, long story short; an abandoned game does the trick.

I've spent many hours into this game. From the very first moment I played it, I loved it. It was my first MP-only game, so I was kinda new to this type of playing. But really, I got an awesome time! Playing as human was fun, and easy to learn and control. Playing as a dinosaur needed a lot more practice, but man once you nailed the control over it, you truly felt like a raging dinosaur. Run human, ruuuuuuuuun.

I loved TDM (team death match), I loved GTC (get to chopper). Especially GTC. Spent most time playing on that mode. Met a lot of awesome, great skilled players. I started as an average player, but I ended as a great skilled one. Man, what a lot of epic battles I've played with a lot of great people, in the end it didn't matter which side won, it was always sure both sides would have to do all their best to win.

Soooo, I drifted off a bit probably, sorry about that! So like I said, the game was still in early development, did rechieved updates, and some new maps. Even the Spino! But with more patches they bring out, the more the fundement behind the game began to shake. Bugs everywhere, balance gone. Glitches which annoyed the f*ck (beg my pardon) out of me. Which in the end because every f*cker (again, sorry) does it, you do it yourself too and became one of those f*ckers (ok, sorry, now I'm done).

There would come a major fix, an update that would fix it all and after that they could bring in more game modes and maps and dinos and a lot of awesomenes! I can't remember how long we had to wait to hear something about it again. In the beginning they kept acting like the update was coming, in the end they confessed the game is just too messed up for fixing. They would have to rebuild it from the ground up. Which they did.

The dev team couldn't get along with eachother anymore, had different opinions. They majority decided to bring out Primal Carnage: Exctinction. This would be the update for this game, Primal Carnage, but in the end costed so much time and man labor, that they had to bring out a new game to fund it. And this was the moment it went wrong. Every owner of Primal Carnage had to buy the new game. To be honest, I didn't understand the fuss about it. In the first couple of months Primal Carnage owners got something like 80% discount, so you could buy the game for just 3 bucks or something like that. And altho the new game needed better balance, and better controls, it wasn't thát bad. It looked good, and the basics worked. Yeah, it still needed (and needs) a lot of work. But the way the whole story went, from dropping this game after promising a (free) update, which ends up in a new game which people had to pay for, just destroyed the already tiny player base. Some went to the new game, some stayed at the older one, most just stopped at all. I don't play it anymore. Miss the times, but since the playerbase is gone and the same annoying glitches and bugs are still in, I'll pass and cherish the moments I had. Romantic way of saying isn't it?

This game deservers my thumbs up, since I had a great time with it. But no, you shouldn't buy this game anymore.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
10/10 made me kill my dog, and cook him for dinner
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
This is a pretty cool game, but not too much people play it anymore thanks to Primal Carnage: Extinction.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
66.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
This game is deff. the best dino game i have played if you want to get the hang of the game get this then get extinction but this game is deff. worth the money dont listen to the other players that dont recommend this game they are just more into extinction but other than that i deff. recommend this game have fun killing people
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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1,057 of 1,203 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,314 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Spawn as raptor
See 3 other raptors standing in a circle
Join them
Chat is flying like crazy
Realize I've joined a rap battle
raptor rap battle
Join the raptor rap battle
Pyro comes and raps with us for two lines before setting us on fire
literally spit fire
dead without a chance to record mixtape
10/10 would spawn as rapptor again
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558 of 661 people (84%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Probably one of the best dino games on steam but don't waste your money.
Dev's haven't updated the game in months promising a big 2.0 patch. Finally after a few months, they announce that the 2.0 update is going to be released as a seperate game and that all who bought the first game will still have to pay for the update.
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211 of 238 people (89%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
1,143.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2015
Primal Carnage is a game I can entertain myself for hours on end. Whether you're in it for the killing or just to mess around and role play (rp). I Recommend this game. It's true this game hasn't been updated in months or maybe even a year now but even so it makes a great game none the less. If you want to feel a realistic dinosaur game then this one should be on your list of games to try.

The gameplay is quite smooth if you have a decent connection to the internet, it only gets laggy if there is a player with a high ping or your internet is just slow. It's a very smooth game and this is why I prefer it over Primal Carnage Extinction. The "improved" primal carnage (Extinction) is just too choppy for me and it just doesn't have the same feel that Primal Carnage gives. When I fly as a ptera I feel free, I could spend hours just flying around a map doing tricks and going under/over hard to reach places. Bonus: Pteras can actually speed up in this game by diving, wheras in Extinction you're basically just looking to get killed if you're a ptera. The movement of the dinos feels realistic, for example the raptor pounces at what seems within logic (in game it looks to be around 15ft). The rex doesn't vacuum you up into it's mouth, you actually have to aim to eat the human. Dilos are a much harder class to play, so if you like challenges then you should play that class and try to get atleast 5 kills without dying. Another thing that I like about the gameplay is the accuracy in aiming, it seems very realistic although the bullets don't slow down, they shoot the same speed as far as you want. Even still this game is quite fun.

One huge thing I love about this game is the community. Most people I have played with are reasonable although there is arguements on kill servers about weather a person is using "aimbot" or not. All in all most people understand the rules quickly and don't usually spam. I find there is less trolling in this game then in Extinction. Generally the people you meet will want to connect with you and soon before you know it you have a new best friend or someone who is very dear to you. I highly recommend getting to know the people you play with, you'll find out that they aren't so different from you and a lot of them share common interest along with you.

In conclusion, I would recommend this game to anyone who likes an intense and fairly accurate game. If you like it from the beginning chances are you'll get hooked just like I did. I am a die hard Primal Carnage fan and I will never forget this game. So if you want a little competition try new things in this game and push yourself to see how good you can really get. Before you know it you'll be the top killer on your team. I hope some of you will consider this game and give it a try.
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